Valencia (EFE) to be absent nor has it been granted.
At the beginning of the session, with the statement of the former regional secretary of Education Máximo Caturla scheduled, among others, the judge asked his lawyer about the whereabouts of Benavent, and recalled that the seven defendants who have not conformed have to attend daily to trial.
At 10:15 a.m., the judge requested Benavent’s telephone number and contacted him, who has stated that he is going to attend and that the trial begin without him and that he will join later, for which reason the statement has begun. of Caturla.
In addition, in the first of the trials in the Imelsa case, whose verdict was made public last week, he has been sentenced to seven years and ten months in prison.
In this piece of the Imelsa case, which investigates the irregular hiring of workers in the public companies Imelsa and Ciegsa, the prosecutor demands for him a sentence of nine years and six months, as he appreciates regret.
The defense was unaware that Benavent was not going to appear
The lawyer for the self-styled “money junkie”, who replaces the lawyer Juan Carlos Navarro, head of the defense, has said that his partner asked him last night via WhatsApp to replace him in the trial session on Tuesday, and that he was unaware that Benavent was not going to show up.
Likewise, he has assured that, since he did not see him at the time he was scheduled to meet, he has sent a message to Imelsa’s former manager, from which he has not received a response.
“The trial cannot be used to the taste of the consumer”, criticized the judge, who recalled that the defendants have the obligation to appear daily in the different sessions of the trial, unless they have requested authorization to be absent and have been granted upon finding it justified.